In general, the data obtained proved the high potential of modern AAS and ICP methods for fast and accurate determination of some toxic elements in the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus
and Baltic seawater.
Responses of growth and phlorotannins in Fucus vesiculosus
to nutrient enrichment and herbivory.
Potential antioxidant capacity of sulfated polysaccharides from the edible marine brown seaweed Fucus vesiculosus
Treatment of human skin with an extract of Fucus vesiculosus
changes its thickness and mechanical properties, J Cosmet Sci, 53, 1-9 (2002).
Composition of the inorganic part of Fucus vesiculosus
Atomic Element Element content Detection Statistical number in algae, ppm limit, ppm error, % 11 Sodium 460-510 30 9 12 Magnesium 4300-6000 800 13 13 Aluminium 120-140 12 10 17 Chlorine -- 100 19 Potassium [less than 2000 42-66 or equal to] 2000-7000 20 Calcium [less than 1200 18 or equal to] 1200-5400 21 Scandium 0.
Main characteristics of the EBHAB habitats Code Habitat Main characteristics 1 Sheltered hard bottoms High biomass and species with Fucus vesiculosus
In this study we used as a test species Fucus vesiculosus
, which is a canopy-forming species like kelps.
INCI name: laminaria digitata (and) fucus vesiculosus
(and) lithothamnium calcareum
Three replicate samples were generally taken from 10 transects each containing 3 sites (a total of 94 samples), of which 19 were unvegetated (56 samples), 6 sites had vascular plants (18 samples), and 7 sites algal (filamentous algae, Fucus vesiculosus
Most of the studies on maximum depth penetration are concerned with perennial habitat forming species such as Fucus vesiculosus
(Back & Ruuskanen, 2000; Torn et al.
Vaucheria was the dominant phytobenthic species on the soft bottom, which was covered also with Cladophora glomerata, Chara aspera, Zannichellia palustris, and Fucus vesiculosus
The brown algae Dictyosiphon foeniculaceus and Fucus vesiculosus
and the red alga Coccotylus truncatus were found in a single sample only and at low biomasses.